Father Joe is an Ordained, Old Catholic Franciscan Priest and wedding officiant in Cliffside Park, NJ, Father Joe ia graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Master of Divinity Degree in Ministry and Pastoral Care. He is assigned to Saint Joseph Mission Church, bringing the Gospel to those in the margins and to people in need wherever they may be. The mission and Fr Joe work for social justice and help to spread God’s message of love and hope to all along with the sacraments of the Church. Father Joe assists with planning your special day with openness and authenticity. We recognize that God does not live in the "church" but is always present where there is love.
Whether you are looking for an officiant to help with your civil union, Interfaith, Catholic, rehearsal, or vow renewal ceremony, Father Joe has experienced it all, and is licensed in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not only does he work with you on customizing your vows and planning your special ceremony, but he also provides Pre-Cana counseling and can assist with Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation needs. Some of the traditions and sacraments he has worked with previously include:
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Santiago · Married on 08/11/2017
Father our words can't express how much we appreciate you and the beautiful job you did at our wedding....everyone was talking about you after the ceremony saying how you brought people to tears with your words lol...we love you and we will definitely stay in touch.....you are our priest now lolSent on 08/15/2017
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Dear Santiago & Melanie - THANK YOU for being so full of faith, love, and joy - YOU made that wedding wonderful. Blessings to the coolest Fire Fighter & Nurse I could have ever hoped to marry! And YES, please stay in touch and call upon me for anything you need - stay safe! Fr Joe
Katie · Getting married on 11/01/2019
Father Joe was so great and everyone that came in contact with him sang his praises. He was charming and added personal touched to our ceremony that made us laugh. We would highly recommend him! He went above and beyond to accommodate exactly what we wanted for our ceremony (Catholic/christian mix) and made sure we were okay with the add ons he made.Sent on 10/20/2016
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Dear Katie thank you so much for your kind words, your warm heart and for a holy and blessed day! Always your Priest - Fr Joe
Tara · Married on 08/17/2019
A truly beautiful, holy & personal ceremony
I actually found Father Joe through my brother; he was their officiant first. My husband & I wanted a wedding ceremony that reflected US; we’ve seen a lot of ceremonies that are very dry & barely acknowledge the couple. Father Joe took the time to get to know not only us, but our families & bridal party. The ceremony was beautiful, spiritual & PERSONAL. We’ll remember it forever. So many of our guests asked where we found such an incredible priest & were just as touched as we were.Sent on 08/22/2019
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Dear Tara and Steven - indeed I found you because of faith and could not be more happy to celebrate with God and your amazing family and friends. I was truly touched by you kindness and grace and so looking forward to seeing you both soon! Blessings today, tomorrow and always! Fr Joe
Father Joseph Ciccone Price Rates
For couples who select to have both PRE-CANA and a Rehearsal the church will upgrade you to a Custom Wedding (a $300 gift) ~ we want to make sure you are both prepared and ready to take the holy sacrament of Marriage and to make sure both your ceremony is perfect and your life together is forever blessed!
If you are looking for a priest to marry you off the premises of a traditional catholic church, Father Joseph Ciccone is the priest you want. He is very personable, calm, experienced and genuinely cares about each couple he is marrying. Meredith Manor endorses Father Ciccone as someone that not only officiates for your nuptials, but makes you glad that he was an integral part of your special day.